A holistic approach to skincare is where it’s at right now. Why spend loads on a spa treatment or fancy products, when nature has provided some perfectly good ingredients for your beauty regime?
So with the help of these vloggers and DIY enthusiasts, go forth and use your kitchen as a spa…
Strawberries are rich in salicylic acid which is used in many skincare produces for oily skin. This recipe also includes plain yoghurt to even skin tone, anti-inflammatory honey and egg white to tighten the skin.
2. Honey, lemon and brown sugar
This DIY mask from vlogger AlexandrasGirlyTalk is so simple and made up of things you probably already have in your kitchen.
Yep, spice on your face. You might know it mainly as an ingredient for curry but turmeric has long been used as an anti-inflammatory in Chinese and Indian medicine. Vlogger Promise Phan claims it can help with acne, acne scars, wrinkles and age spots. What you’ll need is pure turmeric powder, rice flour, yoghurt or milk, an oil like olive or coconut, as well as honey and lemon.
4. Egg whites and yolk
This tutorial uses tissues, a bit like homemade pore strips, so that when you pull the tissue off, it apparently removes the oil and dirt that leads to acne. Then you follow with the egg yolk. Waste not want not.
This vibrant exotic fruit is rich is the powerful antioxidant beta-carotene, like most other orange fruits and vegetables. Vlogger Cassandra Bankson, who specialises in DIY treatments for acne, makes a lot of claims about using papaya as a face mask, but it can’t help to try if you have spot-prone skin. If you can stand how fast she talks, that is.
Avocado is a well known power-house of nutrients when it comes to skin benefits. The mono-unsaturated fats and high levels of vitamin E are thought to improve skin tone and help with anti-ageing, so it’s no surprise that people have tried putting it on top of their skin too.
Vlogger Ela Gale claims that using cinnamon helps to repair the skin and renew the cells, to reduce acne scarring. She says her complexion has significantly improved since she started doing this face mask.
Vlogger Suroor Zehra says that a simple tomato mask will help reduce redness and dryness. But of course tomatoes are well known for their skin-loving properties, containing age-defying lycopen and they’re said to provide increased protection from the sun’s harmful rays. This has to be the easiest beauty trick on the planet – mash up some tomatoes and put them on your face. Don’t even bother watching the video in fact.
A good way to use up an over-ripe banana you don’t want to eat. Heather Marianna is all about cooking up DIY beauty treatments in her kitchen.
10. Parsley, cottage cheese and sour cream
Yeah, we’re not sure you’ll be tempted to eat this one, but it supposedly helps dark circles, reduces wrinkles and stimulates collagen production. Big claims, so you might need to try this out yourself, plus the Irish folk music is nice and jolly.